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The LA Kings may finally become rulers of something. After a pair of convincing wins in Vancouver to kick off their first round matchup, LA is in prime position to upset the freshly minted presidents trophy winners. Darryl Sutter's stingy game plan has stifled the shorthanded Canucks, and Jonathan Quick has proven to be the superior netminder.
The reunion of best buds Mike Richards and Jeff Carter provide LA
with a proven winning dynamic in their leadership group. They have big, strong
scoring forwards, and an elite puck mover in Drew Doughty. These are key
ingredients to winning playoff teams. The Kings history book isn't exactly rich
with tales of glory, meaning that this upset would alone be a significant
moment, regardless of what happens in the following rounds. If things keep
clicking, however, this team could do damage.
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